GUILDHALL CHILDREN TOURS
Barnstaple Town Council have launched a new tour aimed at schools and children.
Come take a walk with Bertie Beagle around our Beautiful Guildhall, join in with his activities to find out fun facts about Barnstaples History. Bertie, and us at Barnstaple Town Council can't wait to meet you!
This tour is perfect for schools and children from as young as 4 to 10 yrs old. If you are a school and wish to visit the Barnstaple Guildhall please contact Mrs Megan Sanders, Heritage and Cultural Manager for Barnstaple Town Council on 01271 373311 or at [email protected]. We are happy to adapt tours to suit curriculum requirements and can cater to large numbers if necessary. We are also able to provide Town Tours if plenty of prior notice is given.
We recently had a visit from Shirwell school who brought 50 pupils. We were able to split the group in two and while one group was shown around the Guildhall the other was taken on a town tour and then the groups were swapped. Here's what Shirwell had to say about their visit:
"We thought the tours were incredibly informative and both adults and children learnt a great deal from it. The children absolutely loved using the clipboards in the guildhall to complete the activities and that kept them really focused and on task. The children commented on how much they enjoyed looking for the objects in the guildhall and the flags too. They enjoyed hearing the more gruesome facts too on the tour!!! It was absolutely fantastic and such a wonderful way to celebrate our town's history and pass on such great information. We all went away feeling rather proud of our little town in North Devon."
Tours of Barnstaple Guildhall for adults and groups can still be booked for free through [email protected], or call 01271373311.